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Common sense: or, Natural ideas opposed to supernatural. [electronic resource] : [Two lines in Latin from Petronius] / Translated from the French.

Author/Creator:
Holbach, Paul Henri Thiry, baron d', 1723-1789., author
Publication:
Printed at Philadelphia. : [publisher not identified], 1795.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (203, [1] pages)
Series:
Early American imprints. First series ; no. 29821.
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Standardized Title:
Bon sens du curé Meslier. English
Subjects:
Atheism.
Place of Publication:
United States Pennsylvania Philadelphia.
Notes:
Translation of Holbach's Le bon sens; ou Idées naturelles opposées aux idées surnaturelles. Incorrectly attributed to Constantin Volney by Evans.
Apparently a false imprint. On the title page of another issue (Evans 29820), the place of publication is given as New York. Probably both are deceptive. Page [204] contains a copyright notice by "Isaiah Thomas the third" of the "District of Massachusetts."This is also a fabrication. The printers Isaiah Thomas (1749-1831) and his son Isaiah (1773-1819), both of Worcester, Mass., had no progeny of the same name. The ornamental headband on pages [11] is not found in works printed by Thomas circa 1790-1799, though he did use others reminiscent of it in design and execution. It is however, a slightly differing copy of one frequently employed during this period by Leornard Worcester, who printed at Thomas' press both for Thomas and under his own name.
Error in paging: pages 76 misnumbered 67.
Of the issue with the New York imprint Shipton and Mooney note that "All located copies have the derogatory statement about priests cut out of p. 137." The same is true of the American Antiquarian Society copy of the present issue.
"Errata."--p. [204].
Electronic text and image data. [Chester, Vt. : Readex, a division of Newsbank, Incorporated, 2002-2004. Includes files in TIFF, GIF and PDF formats with inclusion of keyword searchable text. (Early American imprints. First series ; numbers 29821).
Cited in:
Evans 29821
Contributor:
Volney, C.-F. (Constantin-François), 1757-1820.
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